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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Year!

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn languages with over 200 million users.

23 languages to choose from. Super fun and free — Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too.

"Far and away the best language-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal

"Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." —TIME Magazine

PC Magazine Editors' Choice for Language Learning: "Among iPhone apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo."

"The most productive means of procrastination I’ve ever discovered. The short lesson blocks are painless and peppy, and reaching the next level (and then the level after that) becomes addictive." —Slate

Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages.

With Duolingo, you learn a language for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.

Yeah, it's pretty sweet.


If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Current Duolingo Plus subscription price starts at $9.99 USD/month. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice. If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free.

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What's New in Version 5.1.14

Biggish fixes:
- No more wonkiness in the Norwegian course — that's something to look fjorward to.
- Speak challenges no longer crash on iOS 9.


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Customer Reviews

Good app but too many mistakes are preventing me from learning!

Used to be a 5 star app, but the many glitches and you need to have "health" in order to learn new subjects, witch is absolutely abused, learning new things is restricted because of this.

I've moved into the number portion and one of the questions I got was to write the number 4 in Spanish. So I wrote out 4 in Spanish. Duolingo said it was wrong and that the correct answer was 4(yes the number) I thought that was absolutely idiotic that that was a question but the next time I got asked that question I put the number 4. Duolingo still said it was wrong and said the correct solution was the number 4, witch is what I put. So I went to report the question but it did t give me the usual options, all it said "there is a problem with this exercise" witch must mean plenty of other people have reported it too. But either way, I still got asked this question multiple times until all my "health" wore out. This isn't the 1st time I got a question counted wrong even though it was right, but this is the first time the mistake got made over and over again. Because of this I can not move on to the lesson.

And some suggestions, you should add vocab questions in the beginning of the lessons like how you do when you're a beginner in a new language on Duolingo. You should also offer explanations on why you got a question wrong instead of just giving them the correct answer.

Very convenient tool

I am learning Spanish for work, and I use this app every single day. I love that it's so convenient. I can practice anywhere. I also love their streak system, which keeps me motivated to keep practicing every day. I also love that they have the learning meters for each module that get low after a while, which is a good guide for when to go practice those modules again.

I have a couple requests. First, it's a little too easy. I wish there was more scenarios where you show an English sentence and I have to write a Spanish sentence. I think the reason that these are limited is because there are so many possibilities for a translation and it's hard to cover all of them. Also, I want a tool that allows me to practice while driving. Essentially, say a phrase in English and repeat in Spanish. It would simply be a nice way of practicing. It wouldn't even need to be graded. Finally, the course seems too short. I wish it was longer.

Ultimately, to really be fluent, you need to practice with real people, so this app is not going to make you fluent by itself. However, it is a great, convenient tool, and can be a big help for someone learning a language. It's especially awesome that it's free! Normally I wouldn't go 5 stars, but since it's free, I think it should be 5 stars.

Great for beginners, poor for advanced learners

For learning brand new languages, Duolingo is by far THE BEST app you could ever hope for!! 👏😍 I am learning Japanese, which I have dreamed of learning for as long as I can remember, and now it's coming true!!! 😱
But why I don't give the 5 stars is that the 'Placement Test' does not give accurate results. English is my first language, and I was in French Immersion from age 5 to age 11(SEVEN years) I consider myself bilingual but because its been awhile since elementary school i forgot a lot. But I still don't speak the language fluently. So I thought I'd use Duolingo to strengthen my knowledge and vocabulary of the language. I took the Placement Test and according to Duolingo I am only 32% fluent in FRENCH! It treats me like I've just begun learning the language >:( I also took the placement test for Spanish which I studied for only ONE year, and Duolingo claims I am 26% fluent! This just isn't logical. 7 years of studying a language vs 1 year is OBVIOUSLY very different! Not an 8% difference 😕
But don't forget I do think Duolingo is FANTASTIC for brand-new language learners 😃 🌏 As I said with my Japanese learning ;)) I am in no way trying to diss Duolingo, I'd just like to see some improvement in the Placement Test, allowing intermediate/advanced learners truly begin Duolingo where they stand.
Thanks to anyone who read my rant 😇

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 5.1.14
  • Size: 96.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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